Every year around this time I ask myself a question: Why are we doing this? There’s no really good answer. I guess the hope is there’s somebody out there who likes rock and roll music but doesn’t want to have to seek out good new stuff. So we’re providing a service. The reality, of course, … Continue reading Glorious Noise is 18. And we like it.
Time flies. Seventeen years? Crazy. GLONO is the same age as the lead singer of my favorite band. There are kids in bands today who weren’t even born when we started this. That blows my mind. I remember turning 17 the summer before my senior year of high school. John Cougar had told us to … Continue reading Hey What’s Up? Glorious Noise Is 17
When we first launched Glorious Noise in February 2001 the country had just inaugurated a Republican president who had lost the popular vote after a bitter, draining campaign. My pals and I were not optimistic about the future. We’ve written at length about the origins of this site, about the influence of Vanity Fair’s “Rock … Continue reading Glorious Noise Turns Sweet 16
One year ago for our tenth anniversary, we took a little break. A sabbatical. After six months with nary a peep, we quietly started publishing stuff again. And we’ve been posting stuff fairly regularly since then. The break was nice. It gave us time to migrate from MovableType to WordPress. We also switched hosts from … Continue reading Glorious Noise is 11 years old today
We celebrate our tenth anniversary by taking a break from publishing the site.
It’s our birthday. Want a free shirt?
To celebrate the eighth anniversary of the founding of GLONO, founder Derek Phillips reminisces about where it all began.
To celebrate the eighth anniversary of the founding of GLONO, we’ve asked some of the original contributors to share some thoughts about eight years of publication.
George W. Bush was inaugurated as President of the United States on January 20, 2001. Seventeen days later, we humbly launched Glorious Noise.
Five years ago today, the comments page for Johnny’s review of 8 Mile got so out of control that we had to break it off into a separate page because it was crashing our server: Your Comments on 8 Mile Is Worth the Hype. And then the insanity continued on our message boards: Eminem’s 8 … Continue reading Five Years Ago: 8 Mile-Inspired “Battles” Get Nuts